Romans Week 4: Day 3

Read: Romans 2:1-16 focusing on verses 12-16

 

Explore

What does this passage say about the law?

Does having the law change the consequence of sin?

What will God be able to see in our lives? Is there any work that he will not see?

What do the Jew and Gentile have in common regarding God’s judgement?

 

Read James 1:22-25

 

The Jewish Christians in Rome felt that their righteousness was bound up in their knowledge and use of God’s law. But Paul makes it clear that the law itself is not enough and in fact, those without the law (Gentiles) may have consciences that bear witness and convict in the way the law is supposed to do to those who possess it. 

 

How does God’s word bear witness to him?  What do you think this means? 

What do you think Paul means by a believer’s thoughts ‘accusing’ or ‘defending’ them? 

 

Apply

Can you think of a time where your thoughts have ‘accused’ you? 

Can you think of a time where your thoughts have ‘defended’ you? 

God will judge every thought, word, action and intention. Reflect on this sober truth. Are there thoughts, words, actions or intentions that you would like to change?

A helpful resource may be You Can Change by Tim Chester.  It is a great book about the transformational change that is true, lasting and only found in Jesus.

 

Pray

For increasing maturity and righteousness in our lives and in our church communities. 

Thank God that salvation is for all - every nation, ethnicity and society. 

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